Just don’t listen to the negative stuff. Just shine. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up. Keep growing, keep learning. Keep believing that the good will conquer the evil. Keep your heart soft and teachable.
These are all things I tell myself regularly. I believe them. I try to share them with others. I try to give and shine my light in a way that brings joy to others. In a way that might help some see how beautiful and wonderful they are.
I want for you, dear reader, to know you are not alone. That you matter. That you are of value. You are precious. ‘You are not the things that happened to you or the bad decisions you’ve made.’ You have the choice to lift your head up and choose differently this time. You have the choice to become love instead of letting yourself harden in bitterness.
Shine your light, even if you can only start with one thread, one sliver of light. I dare you to do it! You will never regret finding your light and letting it shine. After all it’s dark all around the sun where it resides and look at that giant shine...
I Am Light by India Arie was one of the songs that got me while painting this piece today.